Archived Discussion

This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.

Mr Etaoin Shrdlu: Does this page need to exist? I know I've been making a lot of sweeping judgments lately, but this page has pretty much been covered under Sidekick.

Anonymous Mc Cartneyfan: It's a common phrase, and used to be very common. I recommend we redirect it to Straight Man or The Unfunny, since I think that is what second bananas are.

Madrugada I think this should stay right where it is. The Second Banana isn't just another name for the Straight Man nor is it The Unfunny although the Second Banana might be either one. It's the secondary comic, the supporting performer. Art Carney was Second Banana to Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners — he was not the Straight Man, nor was he The Unfunny. Nor is it simply a Sidekick, which covers a whole lot of roles that are definitely not Second Bananas.